May 17 - June 1, 2013:
LANE : Installations, Paintings and Works on Paper: Vol. 64-200
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 6-9 PM
LANE’S art explores duality of forms and meanings through a combination of paint, canvas, books, political writings and anonymous diaries. In their totality, they present a survey of subtle corridors between representation and abstraction, image and text, as well as individual and collective identities in the East and the West. LANE accumulates elements for his installations from studio locations in New York and Beijing. The artist collects the discarded diaries of workers from the era of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and juxtaposes excerpts from his own writings on these historic and yet forgotten texts.
March 29 – May 10, 2013
Opening Reception: April 5, 2013, 6-9 PM
287 Spring is honored to present the first solo New York exhibition of Sam Still, an artist who makes small and large format burnished black ink drawings. Methodically applying layer after layer of brushstrokes on rag paper, Sam incorporates meditative qualities of calligraphy into his art. The abstract shapes, with their obsessively calculated edges and radii, provide stark contrast to subtle variations in the color and texture. Engaged in a prolonged dialog with each other and with the viewer, the drawings can be seen as studies in the dichotomy of an object and the process of its creation.
March 8 – 10, 2013
Robin Glass: Rice and Beans
Opening Reception: March 8, 6-9 PM
“Rice and Beans” – a video installation by Robin Glass – is a collective portrait of humanity, with its recurring, compulsive, and absurd need to polarize. It is a poem of interventions – subversive and courageous acts of crossing boundaries to reach our invented opposites. This work is a gracefully provocative attempt to tread a vital path through the crevasses of our myopic binary beliefs.
February 15 - March 2, 2013
MISHA FRIEDMAN: PHOTO51 – Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?
Curated by Ivan Savvine, 287 SPRING
Opening Reception: February 15, 2013, 6-9 PM
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Institute of Modern Russia and its President, Mr. Pavel Khodorkovsky. All proceeds from the exhibition to benefit the Institute of Modern Russia and its programs.
287 Spring is honored to present the first solo New York exhibition of Misha Friedman’s photographic project PHOTO51 – Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?, which explores the painful reality of the modern Russian state, where corruption, in its various manifestations, has pervaded the daily lives of common citizens and the ruling elites alike.
January 25 - February 9 2013
MICHEL NAFZIGER : REVELATIONS
Opening Reception: January 25, 6-9 PM
Photographer Michel Nafziger envisions the female nude as a revelation. A revelation of the form and raw emotion, momentary and spontaneous, yet captured cautiously through prolonged exposure. The body’s graceful movement - echoing the refined classicism of Venus and the Odalisque, of Velasquez and Ingres - is enhanced by a photographic technique invoking, in its subtlety and seduction, the modernist opacity of Modigliani’s nudes. Nafziger’s first solo show in New York, featuring large-scale prints and an edition of portfolios, is a masterful revelation of his unique sensibility, at once strikingly classical and modern.
Friday, November 9 - Saturday, January 12, 2013
MALCOLM D. MACDOUGALL III: PARALLEL WORLDS
287 Spring is honored to present the first solo New York exhibition of Malcolm D. MacDougall III’s sculpture and prints from Friday, November 9 through Saturday, December 8, 2012. The exhibition features 7 sculptures and 5 lithographs of works completed between the years 2008 and 2012. Malcolm D. MacDougall III: Parallel Worlds elaborates on this young New York artist’s investigation of natural and manmade networks, which become metaphorical landscapes on a large and small scale.
Curated by Beth Gersh-Nesic, Director, New York Arts Exchange
ARTIST & CURATOR TALK: November 17 at 2 pm
Review of Parallel Worlds on Art History section of About.com
Closing Reception: Friday, January 11, 2013, 6-9 pm
Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28, 2012
ALEXANDER KARGALTSEV : ASYLUM
Alexander Kargaltsev presents a series of portraits of Russian gay men who sought asylum in the United States.
Curated by Ivan Savvine, 287 SPRING.